What are the reported outcomes of hip arthroscopy?

Updated: Apr 10, 2019
  • Author: Bart Eastwood, DO; Chief Editor: Dinesh Patel, MD, FACS  more...
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A systemic review that examined surgical treatment of FAI documented reduction of pain and improvement of function in 68-97% of patients. [17]  Success has also been reported in athletic populations, with 75% of athletes returning to the same level of competition. [18]  Many studies of long-term outcomes are currently under way. Although it has been theorized that surgical intervention may have an effect on the natural history of FAI as it relates to osteoarthritis of the hip, such intervention cannot be recommended for prophylaxis in asymptomatic hips. [19, 20]


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